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I have 2 gigs right now.... 4-4-4-12, 800mhz. Someone is making a trade to me so Im getting them to buy my a gig of ram(2x512mb) However, its only $60.00 shipping included.
I found a gig of dual channel but its 5-5-5-15, 800mhz. is it worth it?
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Uhhh

what?
    
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Yes, you will have looser timing which means more headroom for an OC
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post #4 of 14
2GB is plenty for almost anything. I do not fully understand your post, you are getting 3GB?

I'd keep exactly what you have now, 2GB of ddr2-800 is perfect
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Originally Posted by brherper View Post
I have 2 gigs right now.... 4-4-4-12, 800mhz. Someone is making a trade to me so Im getting them to buy my a gig of ram(2x512mb) However, its only $60.00 shipping included.
I found a gig of dual channel but its 5-5-5-15, 800mhz. is it worth it?
I wouldn't trade 1GB of PC6400 4-4-4-12 for 1GB of 5-5-5-15 PC6400. At least, that's what I think you're asking?
post #6 of 14
Nope... not worth it!


looser timings at stock actually give you LESS headroom with overclocking. if you have DDR2 800 at CAS4, you can loosen it to 5 to achieve a higher clock. If it's CAS5 already, you can't do that!

A much better idea is to add another 320GB hard drive for a RAID0 set up
    
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post #7 of 14
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Uhhh

what?
^ Yeah, what he said. From what I can discern from your post, no it's not worth it. 2GB is all you really need right now, so lower timings are the better option. Please try to fix your grammar and spelling from now on, and re-read what you've written before you click "post". Thanks.
    
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post #8 of 14
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no, im actually selling him something. he is giving me $55.00 for it plus shipping. But i am going to tell him to buy me this and ill ship him the package.

Should i just take the money or get the extra gig(loose timeing is why i was asking.) will it actually benefit my system?
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post #9 of 14
Again, NO it will not benefit your system

It'll be a waste of money.
    
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post #10 of 14
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Again, NO it will not benefit your system

It'll be a waste of money.
Agreed. Keep what you have now, its your best option
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